Rudolf Schenker lead guitar and founder of German rock group Scorpions.
Posts Tagged ‘guitar’
An unusual rendition of the Jimi Hendrix classic Voodoo Child by Luna Lee on a Gayageum.
I came across Richard Smerin sat outside a restaurant playing his guitar to himself. From what little I heard, I had the impression he was of some mean talent.
I invited myself to join him. He told me he lived in Germany and got out a couple of his CDs to show me, one his latest album, Crony, the other a compilation album, Wandering Jew from a couple of yeas ago.
I asked was he on bandcamp. He could not see the need as he had his own website and was already on several websites. I explained it was to his advantage to put his music on bandcamp, even if he was already elsewhere and had his own website.
When people tell me I can listen to their music on their website, can download, I always have a quizical look. The reason is because it is always unblievably bad. Richard Smerin no exception. Why bother to reinvent an inferior wheel? He will do himself and his fans a big favour if he puts his music on bandcamp.
He invited me to the restuarant where he was sat outside, a newly opened Serbian restaurant, as he said he would be playing there on Sunday night, from 9pm until 11pm.
Pleased to see Mike Dawes has finally got around to using bandcamp!
A conversation between Steve Lawson and Jez Carr.
Avant garde jazz would be an understatement. Haunting piano.
Somebody that I used to know, a rubbish mediocre song from Gotye, but even rubbish can be turned around in the right hands.
A parody on banjo by Breeze and Wilson turns it around.
As did a solo improvisation by Mike Dawes on guitar.
Mike Dawes has recorded over half a million hits since released last month, 610,774 as I write.
This just completely blows the mind away!
Mike Dawes improvisation of Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye. Far, far better than the original.
I saw Mike Dawes a couple of years ago when he and Amy Turk performed together. He was good then, but this is in another league altogether.
He is performing with Nick Benjamin’s 100th guitar (Alpine Spruce/Cocobolo).
We need an album, or at the very least, an EP.
Steve Lawson has a successful career as a solo bass player. Mike Dawes as solo guitar player?
Released a couple of years ago, Reflections, an EP Mike Dawes and Amy Turk.
This is the second track released by Steve Lawson of his forthcoming album live with Daniel Berkman in Oakland, this taken from their second Oakland gig.
Steve Lawson and Daniel Berkman did two gigs in Oakland, January 2012. Hard to believe they had never met before the first gig, and rather than do two separate acts they would play together as a duo.
If you remember, Daniel and I did two gigs together in January, after being introduced by mutual friends Artemis and Keith Crusher – we met just before the first gig we had booked, and decided there and then that instead of doing two solo sets, we’d just play duo stuff all night. We did the same thing the second night.
This amazing piece is from their second night at the Orange Room in Oakland.
Steve Lawson on bass, Daniel Berkman on percussion and synthesiser.
Phenomenal improvisation of Lionel Richie Hello by talented bass player Steve Lawson live at the London Bass Guitar Show 2012.
Methinks a Steve Lawson cover album is long overdue!